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Huawei Purges, Then Reinstates Tencent's Games as Revenue Sharing Negotiations Heat Up

Two of China’s biggest names in tech appear to be in an Apple vs. Epic-style spat over how to carve up the mobile game revenue pie. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, China, Smartphone, Smartphones, Tencent, Mobile Gaming, Mobile Games, App Store, Huawei


Samsung Appears To Have a New Tile Competitor On the Way

Samsung seems to be close to launching a new Tile-like device for tracking lost items. The tracker, likely called the Galaxy SmartTag, has been leaking out over the past month, and there's some speculation it could be announced alongside the Galaxy S21 later in January. From a report: The Galaxy SmartTag would use Bluetooth to connect with nearby devices and broadcast its location, so owners could find it later if they misplace whatever it's attached to. It'll be powered by a replaceable button ...
Tags: Samsung, Tech


New Era for UK as It Completes Separation From European Union

A new era has begun for the United Kingdom after it completed its formal separation from the European Union. From a report: The UK stopped following EU rules at 23:00 GMT, as replacement arrangements for travel, trade, immigration and security co-operation came into force. Boris Johnson said the UK had "freedom in our hands" and the ability to do things "differently and better" now the long Brexit process was over. But opponents of leaving the EU maintain the country will be worse off. Scotti...
Tags: UK, Scotland, Tech, Eu, European Union, United Kingdom, Nicola Sturgeon, Transport, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Kent, Grant Shapps, Brexit, BBC Europe, Katya Adler, European Union From


Google Maps' Moat is Evaporating (slashdot)

An anonymous reader shares an analysis: See, Google Maps is not just an app on your phone. It's also a suite of developer tools that power countless other applications that are used by millions of people every day. And that part of the business is known as the Google Maps Platform (but most of the time I hear it referred to as the Google Maps API). In 2018, Google inexplicably decided to self-sabotage their enterprise maps business by raising their prices ~1,400% overnight. The only time in my l...
Tags: Google, News, House, Google Maps, Mapbox, Msmash, Google Maps Platform, Competition in Digital Markets


Tesla short-sellers lost $38 billion throughout the automaker's colossal 2020 rally

Elon Musk. Maja Hitij/Getty Images Tesla short-sellers saw $38 billion in mark-to-market losses throughout 2020, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing S3 Partners data. Short interest in the company's shares plunged to less than 6% of Tesla's float from nearly 20% at the start of last year. The losses trounce the $2.9 billion total seen in 2019 and come on the back of Tesla's 740% surge over the past 12 months. Watch Tesla trade live here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories....
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, SEC, Goldman Sachs, Jeff Bezos, Musk, CEO Elon Musk, S3 Partners Short, Ben Winck, Elon Musk Maja Hitij Getty Images Tesla


The Problem With Problem Sharks

A marine biologist's ideas for singling out sharks that attack humans have prompted objections from other shark scientists. From a report: The war on sharks has been waged with shock and awe at times. When a shark bit or killed a swimmer, people within the past century might take out hundreds of the marine predators to quell the panic, like executing everyone in a police lineup in order to ensure justice was dispensed on the guilty party. Eric Clua, a professor of marine biology at the Ecole Pra...
Tags: Tech, Paris, South Pacific, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Eric Clua, Clua


LG Wants To Put Transparent OLEDs in Restaurants and Subways

LG's got a transparent OLED display, and if you're wondering how such a device could be useful, the company has a few ideas to share. From a report: Ahead of the upcoming CES 2021 show, LG shared a few ideas on how its transparent OLED products could fit into real-world situations. One idea is having a transparent OLED at a restaurant, where the display would pop up from the bar, between the customer and the waiter, allowing the customer to see the menu and order while still being able to see th...
Tags: Tech, Lg


Antonio Gramsci Writes a Column, “I Hate New Year’s Day” (January 1, 1916)

I want every morning to be a new year’s for me. Every day I want to reckon with myself, and every day I want to renew myself. No day set aside for rest. I choose my pauses myself, when I feel drunk with the intensity of life and I want to plunge into animality to draw from it new vigour. “Everyday is like Sunday,” sang the singer of our mopey adolescence, “In the seaside town that they forgot to bomb.” Somehow I could feel the grey malaise of post-industrial Britain waft across the ocean when I...
Tags: Google, Politics, College, History, Britain, Current Affairs, Marilyn Monroe, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Gramsci, Socialist Party, Marvell, Durham NC Follow, Antonio Gramsci, Andrew Marvell, Bob Dylan Woody Guthrie


Party Like It's 1925 On Public Domain Day

Neda Ulaby, writing for NPR: What a year it was for Anglo-American literature and the arts! 1925 was the year of heralded novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Virginia Woolf, seminal works by Sinclair Lewis, Franz Kafka, Gertrude Stein, Agatha Christie, Theodore Dreiser, Edith Wharton, Aldous Huxley ... and a banner year for musicians, too. Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, the Gershwins, Duke Ellington and Fats Waller, among hundreds of others, made important recordings. And 1925 marked the release of cano...
Tags: Tech, Npr, Virginia Woolf, Scott Fitzgerald, Buster Keaton, Duke University, Jennifer Jenkins, Neda Ulaby, Fats Waller, Center for the Study of the Public Domain, Bessie Smith Ma Rainey, Gershwins Duke Ellington, Harold Lloyd As


New York City Subway Now Supports Tap-To-Pay At All Stations

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced Thursday that it had completed the rollout of tap-to-pay scanners at all subway stations and on all of its buses throughout the city. From a report: The MTA has been installing the system, called OMNY, since May 2019 as part of a modernization effort to phase out the plastic MetroCards that have been in use since the '90s. The new tap-to-pay system is available at 472 stations and on 5,800 buses in total, the MTA said. [...] For now, you need a...
Tags: New York City, Tech, Mta, Nfc, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, OMNY


An Interview With an Anonymous Amazonian

Logic magazine has interviewed an anonymous engineer at Amazon Web Services. An excerpt from the story, which touches a wide-range of topics including controversial work with the military and police and takes on other cloud providers: So when you use AWS, part of what you're paying for is security. Right; it's part of what we sell. Let's say a prospective customer comes to AWS. They say, "I like pay-as-you-go pricing. Tell me more about that." We say, "Okay, here's how much you can use at peak ...
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Astronaut Anne McClain on designing and piloting the next generation of spacecraft

NASA recently announced the astronauts who will be taking part in the Artemis missions, and among them is Anne McClain, who has spent 203 days in orbit and conducted two spacewalks on the ISS. With the space industry looking nothing like it did 10 years ago and new spacecraft and technologies on the rise, McClain share her thoughts about how she and other astronauts would be embracing the future. Lt. Col. McClain’s time aboard the ISS spanned from December 2018 to June of 2019, meaning her as...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Russia, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Dragon, Bob, Astronauts, Iss, Aerospace, Artemis, Blue Origin, Hurley


Tackle your health goals in 2021 with Google Fit

It’s the beginning of a new year, and for many of us, it’s also time for a renewed approach to our health. Maybe you want to figure out a new fitness routine that doesn’t require a gym or finally carve out time for meditation. Whatever your goals are, the most important thing is to get started and stay on course. But it can be hard to stay motivated in our busy lives. That’s why Google Fit is designed to address common challenges we all face in reaching our goals. Here are some simple tips for u...
Tags: Google, World Health Organization, Google Fit, Heart Association, Kapil Parakh, Wear OS by Google


How to watch 'Cobra Kai' on Netflix - season 3 is now available to stream

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. YouTube The third season of "Cobra Kai" is now available to stream on Netflix.The series picks up three decades after the events of "The Karate Kid" movie series, and features the return of franchise stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka.A Netflix Basic subscription costs $8.99 a month, while the Standard plan costs $13.99 per month, and the Premium plan costs $17.99 per month.See also: How to watc...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Amazon, Entertainment, Amc, Trends, Tech, Netflix, Streaming, HD, Sd, Johnny, Steven Cohen, The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai, Ralph Macchio


Forget the Streaming Wars -- Pandemic-Stricken 2020 Lifted Netflix and Others

The past 12 months were billed as the year when a flood of new entrants would force streaming services to wage an all-out war for subscribers. Instead, incumbents and rookies alike feasted on a base of shut-in customers eager for more things to watch. From a report: The largest streaming services finished 2020 with combined U.S. subscriber numbers more than 50% higher than a year ago, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of data from market-research firms MoffettNathanson and HarrisX. The...
Tags: Disney, Tech, Netflix, Hulu, Wall Street Journal, Walt Disney, Dritan Nesho HarrisX, Nesho


Adobe Flash Player is Laid to Rest

Windows 10 sending alerts to convince users to delete Adobe Flash Player The post Adobe Flash Player is Laid to Rest appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Apple, Adobe, All News, Web News, Windows 10, Adobe Flash, Flash Player


Apple in 2021: what Stuff wants to see – redesigned Macs, new hardware, and free backups for all

Stuff’s Apple wish-list for the next 12 months
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Nvidia RTX 3070 Mobile GPU will have 5120 CUDA Cores

The upcoming RTX 3070 mobile GPU was spotted in the Geekbench database by a Twitter user, APISAK. As per the listing, the GA104 GPU based RTX 3070 mobile graphic card will feature 40 Compute Units or Streaming Multiprocessors in NVIDIA’s terminology. The post Nvidia RTX 3070 Mobile GPU will have 5120 CUDA Cores appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Gaming, All News, Gaming News, Hardware News, Nvidia, Graphics Card, Gpu, RTX 3070, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, RTX 3070 Mobile


Tech we lost in 2020: Farmville, Flash and Segway top list

Adobe Flash has been on the endangered list since 2010, when Apple's Steve Jobs wrote an open letter explaining why he wouldn't allow...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Farmville Flash


Intel Core i9-11900K 8 Core Rocket Lake CPU Is a Serious Threat to AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Apparently, the first benchmark results for the Rocket Lake-S architecture based, upcoming Core i9-11900K CPU have been leaked. The CPU will feature Cypress Cove core design, and it is expected that this design will provide double-digit IPC gain compared to the Skylake-based series. The post Intel Core i9-11900K 8 Core Rocket Lake CPU Is a Serious Threat to AMD Ryzen 9 5950X appeared first on ThinkComputers.org.
Tags: Intel, All News, Hardware News, Amd, Intel Core, IPC, AMD Ryzen, Rocket Lake-S, Zen 3, Core i9-11900K, Core Rocket Lake


What Do You Want to See From Apple in 2021?

In our What to Expect article that we shared yesterday, we covered everything that we think we'll see from Apple in 2021 based on current product rumors and historical release data. New, more powerful Apple silicon Macs with redesigns, iPhone 13 models with upgraded cameras, new Apple Watch models, and updated AirPods are in the works, plus we're expecting to finally get the AirTags and a new Apple TV. We know what we think we'll see in 2021, but we want to hear from the MacRumors community....
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Japan's Brand New Anti-Piracy Law Goes Live

A few hours ago and after years of preparation, amendments to Japan's copyright law came into effect, aiming to criminalize those who download unlicensed manga, magazines, and academic texts from the Internet. From a report: While uploading pirated content has always been illegal, the new law is quite specific in that it criminalizes the downloading of unlicensed content. While that could take place in a simultaneous upload environment such as BitTorrent, it seems most likely that people will ob...
Tags: Japan, Tech, Bittorrent, Coda, INA, Tokyo Metropolitan Police, Masaharu Ina


Best Writing Apps for Mac: A Collection for a Better 2021

There was a time when writing was just a profession for journalists or fiction writers. Today, the Internet has opened new avenues to writers for both novice and expert in earning a livelihood out of publishing all sorts of content online. We are talking here about blogs, opinion pieces, formal writing, and a lot more in the world of content. Writing applications for Mac users can make a huge difference with their usability.We have compiled a list of 10 Creative Writing Apps for Mac designed ...
Tags: Business, Mac, Tech, Tumblr, Ulysses, Medium WordPress, Creative Writing Apps for Mac, Squibler Squibler, Freedom Freedom, Byword Byword


Best Writing Apps for Mac: A Collection for Great 2021

There was a time when writing was just a profession for journalists or fiction writers. Today, the Internet has opened new avenues to writers for both novice and expert in earning a livelihood out of publishing all sorts of content online. We are talking here about blogs, opinion pieces, formal writing, and a lot more in the world of content. Writing applications for Mac users can make a huge difference with their usability.We have compiled a list of 10 Creative Writing Apps for Mac designed ...
Tags: Business, Mac, Tech, Tumblr, Ulysses, Medium WordPress, Creative Writing Apps for Mac, Squibler Squibler, Freedom Freedom, Byword Byword


Google Maps' Moat is Evaporating

An anonymous reader shares an analysis: See, Google Maps is not just an app on your phone. It's also a suite of developer tools that power countless other applications that are used by millions of people every day. And that part of the business is known as the Google Maps Platform (but most of the time I hear it referred to as the Google Maps API). In 2018, Google inexplicably decided to self-sabotage their enterprise maps business by raising their prices ~1,400% overnight. The only time in my l...
Tags: Google, Tech, House, Google Maps, Mapbox, Google Maps Platform, Competition in Digital Markets


Apple knew a supplier was using child labor but took 3 years to fully cut ties, despite the company's promises to hold itself to the...

Ex-employees told The Information that Apple kept working with suppliers, despite repeated labor law violations, when cutting ties was...
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How to Use the New Chrome Actions to Boost Your Browser Productivity

Chrome 87 brings with it a very handy new capability: Chrome Actions. Essentially, it turns your browser’s address bar (or omnibox) into a command prompt, so you can access various tools and functions without having to delve into menus and navigate around dialog boxes.Read more...
Tags: Google Chrome, Google, Science, Web, Online, Browser, Chrome Actions


A new Nintendo Switch, the first major PS5 games, and the next 'Halo' entry: These are the 5 biggest things to expect from gaming in 2021

Will the next "Halo" game finally arrive in 2021? It's supposed to! 343 Industries/Microsoft In 2020, "Animal Crossing" took the world by storm and Sony's PlayStation 5 was nearly impossible to find. So, what does 2021 hold in store? Rumors have been swirling for months about a new version of Nintendo's Switch with more power, and a handful of major games are expected to launch for Sony and Microsoft's new game consoles. Here's everything we know about the coming year in video games! V...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Halo, Trends, Pc, Features, Playstation, Epic, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Mario, Tokyo


How to stop checking work emails when you're on vacation

If you're still checking work emails or taking calls during the holidays, you might want to try these tips. Gary Yeowell/Getty Images Though closely associating yourself with your work can improve motivation and job performance, it can also prevent you from fully switching off on holidays or vacations.  Environmental cues like email alerts, phone calls, and our laptops can activate our work identities, making it difficult to mentally relax during time off.  When the office and home are...
Tags: Google, Trends, Barkbox, University of Sydney, Ben Walker, Henrik Werdelin, Gary Yeowell Getty, Dan Caprar


Google TV integrates with over 30 streaming services, here’s the full list [U]

Here's a full breakdown of all the streaming services supported by Google TV at launch, as well as a peek into what's next.
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